Toilet flush with cash from new Infrastructure Act, US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pledged to address the “racism” that has gone in building of The roads and bridges of America, both tearing them apart down or building a new.
Buttigieg spoke to the White House press on Monday, explaining how “Justice40” by President Joe Biden agenda would apply to “equity” in infrastructure, providing at least 40% of the advantages for “Disadvantaged communities”.
“Can you give us the construct of how you will deconstruct the racism that was built in the streets? . you can talk to us from how that could be deconstructed? “ April Ryan, a former affiliate, asked with CNN but currently with the African-American publication The Grio.
The streets are racist. We have to free ourselves of streets. https://t.co/nde3mJHn37
– Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 8, 2021
While his question provoked ridicule from some politicians – such as Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) – Buttigieg accepted wholeheartedly.
“If it were a highway built for the proposal of dividing a white ea black neighborhood, or if an underpass had been built in way tale than a bus carrying mainly black and Puerto Rican children to a beach [ .] in New York was designed too short for to pass from, what obviously reflects the racism that is gone in those design choices “, He said.
Reporter @aprileDRyan to @PeteButtigieg: “Can you give us the construct of how you will deconstruct the racism that was built in the streets? . you can talk to us from how that could be deconstructed? ” photo.twitter.com / FXXEq5tuQL
– Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 8, 2021
This appears to have been a reference to a charge made in 1974 by Robert Caro biography of Robert Moses, the New York official responsible for much of the street-building And development between the 1920s and 1960s.
“Sometimes it really is the case that an overpass has gone in a certain way it is so harmful that it must come down” Buttigieg argued, adding that in other cases your department can need “to addrather than subtracting. ”
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He also Interstate-81 viaduct mentioned in Syracuse, New York – also repeatedly denounced as a racist – and said the DOT was taking in consideration of wishes of The local community.
Buttigieg famously diverted questions about the supply chain crisis in the United States last month saying it was on paternity leave – after him and hers husband adopted twins – and then blamed the Covid-19 pandemic, something he did again on Monday.
Transport Secretary Buttigieg explains how great demand, insufficient supply, lack of infrastructure and the pandemic are all intertwined in the problems of the US supply chain photo.twitter.com / iC6dSiGqDf
– NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 8, 2021
Aided by 13 Republicans votes, the Democratic-dominated US House of Representatives passed a $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday, giving Buttigieg over $ 100 billion for construction projects in the United States, of which approximately $ 16 billion for “Major projects” to be assigned at its discretion.
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